Follow along with my as I design a plaque inspired by a mood board.
This month as part of the Denise Boddey design team we were challenged to work with a mood board. I have seen mood boards before but I have never worked using one as inspiration for a design.
The above mood board is what we were provided, aren’t the colors beautiful! You can see that I worked more with the three colors on the left side, the second image down from the top. These were colors of items I already had on hand.
Denise Boddey card topper
Denise Boddey foliage chipboard
To begin I used my Cricut Maker to cut out the word hello three times from blue cardstock. The reason for three times was to add some height to the word when placed on the plaque. Once cut out, I glued the three layers together.
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A fun festive and a bit scary decor plaque made with Denise Boddey Designs.
This mixed media fall decor plaque was quick and easy to make. It has a little glam and a little bit of scary. Follow along with the tutorial to see what I mean. Special thanks to Denise Boddey Designs for providing the pumpkin cut out for this piece. As a part of the Denise Boddey design team, this is my October project.
yellow tissue paper
pumpkin cut out
matte Mod Podge
white chalk paint
heat gun (optional)
I began by using the chalk paint and doing a stain or whitewash technique on the plaque so the grain would show through. To apply the paint, I wiped it on with a dry baby wipe.
Setting the plaque aside to dry, I painted the pumpkin with salmon-colored paint.
Once those were dry, I decided upon the arrangement, and then began to Mod Podge everything in place.
I used a heat gun to speed up the drying process. The leaves didn’t want to stick down but as the Mod Podge dried and I tapped on the leaves, they flattened and stuck. The wood plaque showed where the Mod Podge was even though it was matte, so I covered the entire plaque.
Using a piece of wrinkled yellow tissue paper, I Mod Podged it to the back of the pumpkin.
Using a bit of Fabri-tac, I placed the bows on the top of the plaque.
To adhere the pumpkin to the plaque, I wanted it raised so I used a stack of two pop dots.
Once the plaque was done, I had another thought. What about having the face of the pumpkin glow in the dark! I painted the tissue to glow in the dark. I really wish I had thought of this earlier, it would have been easier to do!
Glow in the dark is hard to photograph but I think you can get the gist of it here. This added the scary feature to the plaque that isn’t really expected in the light.
Here is a quick tip for hanging. Use a soda can tab as the hanger, just glue it to the back of the plaque.